Falling Apart by Pegboard Nerds, Stonebank & EMEL – Saturday Song

Falling Apart by Pegboard Nerds, Stonebank & EMEL

Can upbeat happy songs convey feelings of depression. Sure it can! 

Tonight’s Saturday song is one such example. Released less than two weeks ago Falling Apart by Pegboard Nerds, Stonebank & EMEL is a happy bounce around trance anthem that I would love to dance wildly to while forgetting all my troubles! 

If you can’t laugh at the darkness it will swallow you whole. 

Enjoy!


Falling Apart Lyrics

Watch my life pass me by
Never knowing where I belong
In the web of love and lies
As you string me along and

I can’t breathe, I can’t see
I’m losing sight of everything
I feel the walls closing in, closing in
Am I falling apart?

Oh I just wanna be free
I just wanna be free
I think I’m falling apart
Oh I just wanna be free, free, free
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart

I can’t breathe, I can’t see
I’m losing sight of everything
I feel the walls closing in, closing in

I feel I’m falling apart, I feel I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart, Think I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart

Watch my life pass me by
Never knowing where I belong
In the web of love and lies
As you string me along and

I can’t breathe, I can’t see
I’m losing sight of everything
I feel the walls closing in, closing in

I feel I’m falling apart
I feel I’m falling apart

I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I feel I’m falling apart
I feel I’m falling apart
I feel I’m falling apart

I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart
I’m falling apart

Lyrics source

Falling Apart by Pegboard Nerds, Stonebank & EMEL

Falling Apart by Pegboard Nerds, Stonebank & EMEL

Wake Me Up! by Avicii – Saturday Song

Wake Me Up! by Avicii

This week’s song choice was inspired by a Google doodle this week. Wednesday the 8th was the birthday of the late Avicii (Tim Bergling). He would have been thirty-two this year. In hindsight it’s easy to think that many of his songs are about his struggles with mental health. And they probably are to some extent. Such problems usually seep out in any work done by a creative person whether it’s intentional or not. When I read through my own writing the pain and suffering shines clear and bright even when I had no intentions to share it. Just last week someone asked how I was after reading something from this summer. And the answer is it’s neither better nor worse. But it made me think again about how much it shows in what I write. And that before I have written it all out of my system I won’t get past it to write something else. Or maybe my characters will always carry a hint of pain and sorrow. Who knows?



The song featured in the doodle is Wake me up! which was a megahit and therefore both loved and hated. I like the lyrics written and sung by Aloe Blacc (you’ll find his acoustic version below) and for someone like me it’s hard not to connect to the video’s story of searching for and finding that place where you belong.

Whatever you think of it. And whether or not you find any hope in the lyrics, I hope you feel like you belong and that you are loved and cherished!

Enjoy!



Wake me up! – Lyrics

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start
They tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn’t know I was lost

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn’t know I was lost
I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don’t have any plans
Wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is a prize

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn’t know I was lost

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
I didn’t know I was lost

I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Tim Bergling / Michael Aaron Einziger / Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins
Lyrics to Wake Me Up © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Wake Me Up! with Aloe Blacc

Wake Me Up! by Avicii

I Still Have Faith in You by ABBA – Saturday Song

I Still Have Faith in You by ABBA

Tonight’s Saturday Song is one of the songs released this week by ABBA, I Still Have Faith in You. It’s their first new release in 40 years. When I was really young, ABBA’s music was more my mothers than mine. But as I grew, and sang a lot both in choirs and as a soloist, their music grew on me.

They were so hugely influential that it’s hard to quantify. Their music is still played in clubs, even if it’s house music remixes. And they were the trailblazers in what became known as “the Swedish music miracle”, a description generally used of the successful music export from Sweden, since the 1970s (eg. ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, Max Martin, etc.).

This new song has an old time feel I really like. It’s a sweet and beautiful ballad with lyrics that feels both personal and universal (you can read the lyrics below). It’s easy to sing along to. All in all it feels like a good song to start the ABBA Voyage as their upcoming album and concert is called. 

And I’ll readily admit I got shivers the first few times I’d listen to it.

Now let’s hope at least one of the songs on the new album is an old time disco hit that you can’t sit still while hearing.

Enjoy!



I Still Have Faith in You Lyrics

I still have faith in you
I see it now
Through all these years that faith lives on, somehow
There was a union
Of heart and mind
The likes of which are rare and oh-so hard to find

Do I have it in me?
I believe it is in there
For I know I hear a bittersweet song
In the memories we share

I still have faith in you
And I will say
I never really thought I’d feel this way
But I remind myself
Of who we are
How inconceivable it is to reach this far

Do I have it in me?
I believе it is in there
For I know I hear a bittеrsweet song
In the memories we share

We do have it in us
New spirit has arrived
The joy and the sorrow
We have a story
And it survived
And we need one another
Like fighters in a ring
We’re in this together
Passion and courage
Is everything

I still have faith in you
It stands above the crazy things we did
It all comes down to love

Do I have it in me?
I believe it is in there
For I know I hear a bittersweet song
In the memories we share
Do I have it in me?

We do have it in us
New spirit has arrived
The joy and the sorrow
We have a story
And it survived
And we know that we need one another
Like fighters in a ring
We’re in this together
Passion and courage
Is everything

(I still have faith in you)
And we still have it in us
We’ve only just arrived
(Do I have it in me?)
We stand on a summit
Humble and grateful
To have survived

I still have faith in you
It stands above the crazy things we did
It all comes down to love
Do I have it in me?

Lyric source: https://www.lyricsroll.com/i-still-have-faith-in-you-lyrics-abba.html

I Still Have Faith in You by ABBA

Eric Sharp – Monday Blues feat Zhao (with Lyrics) – Saturday Song

Eric Sharp – Monday Blues feat Zhao

As I wrote my daily Haibun Monday, I began thinking of songs about Monday Blues. Searching around a bit I found an artist I never heard of before, with a really good song about struggling with the blues, and hope of overcoming it. So here’s tonight’s Saturday Song: Eric Sharp – Monday Blues feat Zhao. It felt really very relatable. I couldn’t find the lyrics online, so in the end I decided to transcribe them myself since I feel they deliver an important message of hope and friendship.

“Monday Blues is a personal piece that comes from a place of empathy and compassion. It was written during a time when someone very close to me was unearthing deep-seated psychic pain in a healing process from their past. The verses are imbued with struggle and heaviness, while the chorus inspires hope, and faith in the ability move beyond our hurts together. Everyone has challenges in life, and we are never alone in our feelings. There is no wound too deep to be made whole, and I hope this song reminds people of that.’ 

– Eric Sharp – Acid Stag article


Eric Sharp – Monday Blues feat Zhao – Lyrics

Monday blues trying to get you down
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about
Everybody gonna let you down
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about
You say that you don’t need love
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about
I was over to you had enough
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about

We’re gonna find our way out of the hole we dug
Make back what we lost
Times when we gave up
We never compromise until we’re satisfied
Through this troubled times I’ll be by your side

Wide awake in the dead of night
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about
Fear chasing me through my mind
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about
Hurry up it’s  gonna be to late
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about
It not enough just to be okey
Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about

Let’s not talk about, ever wanna talk about

We’re gonna find our way out of the hole we dug
Make back what we lost
Times when we gave up
We never compromise until we’re satisfied
Through this troubled times I’ll be by your side

We’re gonna

We’re gonna find our way out of the hole we dug
Make back what we lost
Times when we gave up
We never compromise until we’re satisfied
Through this troubled times I’ll be by your side

We’re gonna find our way out of the hole we dug
Make back what we lost
Times when we gave up
We never compromise until we’re satisfied
Through this troubled times I’ll be by your side

Lyrics to Eric Sharp – Monday Blues feat Zhao (Transcribed by RedCat from the extended mix, any errors are mine.)

Eric Sharp – Monday Blues feat Zhao
Eric Sharp – Monday Blues feat Zhao

Life Is An Experiment by New Age Doom & Lee “Scratch” Perry – Saturday Song

Life Is An Experiment by New Age Doom & Lee “Scratch” Perry

Tonight I wanted some new music. Something I hadn’t heard before. So I went looking in the release radar list on Spotify and found this little gem. Life Is An Experiment by New Age Doom, and the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry. It has a new-old psychedelic sound. Blending drone, jazz, stoner rock, noise and dub. The single came out just a couple of days ago, on August 10th. The album, titled “Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Guide To The Universe”, is set to be released this November via We Are Busy Bodies.



The lyrics begin with:

Be faithful
Be pure
Be clean
Listen to your dreams

From Life Is An Experiment by New Age Doom & Lee “Scratch” Perry

Enjoy!


Life Is An Experiment by New Age Doom & Lee “Scratch” Perry

It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls – Saturday Song

It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls

The weather today makes it seem like it was time for a rain inspired song. There are many to choose from. And I’ve already featured Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas. But after writing today’s Haibun and reading a lot of fun sayings about rain. The choice was clear, it would of course be It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls from 1982. A song turned down by several of the big names at the time. (according to Wikipedia) Until the then named Two Tons O’ Fun was persuaded to record it, despite what they thought were crazy lyrics. 

It went on to become a major hit and an iconic disco song of the 1980’s.

After reading all those idiomatic expressions about rain, raining men is no less crazy than raining old women which I found in several languages.

Enjoy!


It’s Raining Men – Lyrics

Hi, hi we’re your weather girls
Ah-huh
And have we got news for you
You better listen
Get ready, all you lonely girls
And leave those umbrellas at home
Alright

Humidity is rising (uh rising), barometer’s getting low (oh low, girl)
According to all sources (what sources now)
The street’s the place to go (we better hurry up)
‘Cause tonight for the first time (first time)
Just about half-past ten (half past ten)
For the first time in history
It’s gonna start raining men (start raining men)

It’s raining men, hallelujah, it’s raining men, amen
I’m gonna go out to run and let myself get
Absolutely soaking wet
It’s raining men, hallelujah
It’s raining men, every specimen
Tall, blonde, dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean

God bless mother nature, she’s a single woman too
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
She taught every angel she rearranged the sky
So that each and every woman could find her perfect guy
Oh, it’s raining men, yeah
Humanity’s rising (humanity’s rising)
Barometer’s getting low (it’s getting low, low, low, low)
According to all sources (according to all sources)
The street’s the place to go
‘Cause tonight for the first time
Just about half past ten
For the first time in history
It’s gonna start raining man (start raining men)

It’s raining men, hallelujah
It’s raining men, amen
It’s raining men, hallelujah
It’s raining men, amen
It’s raining men, hallelujah
It’s raining men, amen
It’s raining men, hallelujah
Oh oh oh oh
It’s raining men
Tall, blonde, dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean
Hallelujah it’s raining men

Källa: LyricFind
Song writers: Paul Shaffer / Paul Jabara
Lyrics to: It’s Raining Men © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls

Firework by Katy Perry – Saturday Song

Firework by Katy Perry

After writing both As I Reap The Dreams That I Have Sown and August Approaches yesterday, I decided that tonight’s Saturday Song had to be one about overcoming obstacles, adversity, challenges and hard times. About not giving up, even when that’s all you feel like doing. I found this list of songs about all that. So I started to read lyrics and the choice fell on Firework by Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin’ in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing

From Firework by Katy Perry

I know exactly how that feels. But now I have to get away from that, find my voice, develop my passion and allow my light to shine bright.

Enjoy!



Firework – Lyrics

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin’ in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you?
‘Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Source: LyricFind
Song writers: Esther Dean, Sandy Julien Wilhelm, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Katheryn Hudson
Lyric to Firework © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management, DistroKid
Firework by Katy Perry

Firework photo credit: Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

Hello by Lionel Richie – Saturday Song

Hello by Lionel Richie

After writing “Goodbye, I don’t want to see you go!” yesterday, an alternate lyric, tonight’s Saturday Song was given. 

Hello by Lionel Richie from 1983. With that, by now, classic phrase “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”

A song and an artist who is part of my childhood. He was a favorite of my mother so I listened quite a lot to him as a child, and liked both the longing for love songs and the happy “dancing on the ceiling” type songs. However corny or cheesy my peers thought it was.

The music video, of a teacher pining for his blind student, is both creepy and cringe worthy. It was then and is even more so by today’s standard.
Decided to include it to show how it could look in an era when music videos where still called films and often aspired to emulate real ones.

Enjoy!


Hello – Lyrics

I’ve been alone with you inside my mind
And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times
I sometimes see you pass outside my door
Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

I can see it in your eyes, I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted and my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say, and you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much, I love you

I long to see the sunlight in your hair
And tell you time and time again how much I care
Sometimes I feel my heart will overflow
Hello, I’ve just got to let you know

‘Cause I wonder where you are and I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart, for I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying, I love you

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

‘Cause I wonder where you are and I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart, for I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying, I love you
I love you
I love you

Is it me you’re looking for?
Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

‘Cause I wonder where you are and I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart, for I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying, I love you
I love you
I love you

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?
Is it me, is it me, is it me
Is it me you’re looking for?
Is it me, is it me

Writer: Lionel B. Jr. Richie
Lyrics to Hello © Brockman Music, Brenda Richie Publishing
Source: Musixmatch

Hello by Lionel Richie

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